Entries by Sydney Hulebak

Selling Pecans to Feed Those in Need

April 10, 2019 By: Andrea Jaron, Chief Development Officer, Meals on Wheels Atlanta Meals on Wheels Atlanta is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving our metro area’s seniors in need. In exploring ways to diversify funding sources and expand our impact, our leadership – with the help of the 2018 class of Leadership Atlanta – recognized […]


Mark Crosswell of GoATL Fund

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Mark Crosswell, Managing Director Venture Name: GoATL Fund, an initiative of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Impact Focus Area(s): Arts, Community Development, Education, Nonprofit Effectiveness, Well-being Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Early Year Venture Established: 2017 Business Type: Impact Investment Fund Headquarters: Atlanta, GA The Issue Social entrepreneurship […]

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

February 19, 2019 By: Nikishka Iyengar, Founder and CEO, The Guild   This article originally appeared in Green Money Journal. Growing up in Mumbai, India’s financial hub, it was hard to escape the pervasive Slumdog Millionaire-esque wealth disparities. Coupled with other issues like gender-based violence, Mumbai served as my primer for recognizing that socioeconomic issues like poverty are a […]

Measuring Social Impact on Technology Investments

February 15, 2019 By: Sean Williams, Performance Measurement, TechBridge   How do you measure the social impact of technology investment? It’s a big question TechBridge has been working to answer for nearly 25 years. In 2001, TechBridge held our first annual Digital Ball, inspired by the Silicon Valley Charitable Ball, where we gathered local CIOs […]

Learning How to Leverage Impact Investing Firsthand at SOCAP18 in San Francisco

December 7, 2018 By: Ted Kietzman 19MBA and Janvi Pamnani 21BBA, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School Impact investing is a growing trend in the world of social impact and entrepreneurship. Traditionally, social enterprises were formalized as nonprofit entities and competed for grant funding from government and philanthropic foundations. However, in the past decade or so, financial […]

Be Wary of Opportunity Zones in Georgia

December 5, 2018 By: Deborah Kasemeyer, Northern Trust Opportunity Zones (OZs) could lead to greater infusions of capital into historically underinvested neighborhoods. And with over 250 OZs in Georgia, only 27 of which are in Atlanta, much of our state is eligible for investment. A bipartisan idea injected into the new federal tax law, OZs […]

Rutu Chaudhari of The Dharma Project on SOCAP

SAN FRANCISCO- October 2018- I am the owner of a yoga studio called All Life is Yoga, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Dharma Project, an Atlanta-based non-profit that brings mindfulness and yoga to communities and organizations that experience high levels of stress and/or trauma. This includes public servants like police officers, first responders, teachers, […]


Emory Impact Investing Group

Profile Summary: Venture Name: Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) Impact Focus Area(s): Business Lending, Consulting, Workforce Development, Job Creation Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Startup Year Venture Established: 2014 Business Type: Student-Run Microbusiness Lender Headquarters: Atlanta, GA The Issue Social entrepreneurship is about solving problems. Tell us about the challenge you are focused […]


Greg Block of First Step Staffing

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Greg Block, Founder and Chairman Venture Name: First Step Staffing Impact Focus Area(s): Homeless, Workforce Development, Disability Services Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Later Year Venture Established: 2007 Business Type: Nonprofit Social Enterprise Headquarters: Atlanta, GA The Issue Social entrepreneurship is about solving problems. Tell us about the challenge you […]